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Conway police are responding to an incident at the Plaza Pointe Apartments on 2400 Market Plaza Drive, where a resident and witness said she observed a white male in the breezeway near building 1 of the apartments wielding a knife.
The woman said the man was shot by police "at least six times" when he lunged at them.
According to LaTresha Woodruff, public information officer with the department, police were dispatched to the complex about a possible robbery and stabbing.
Woodruff later said the suspect and the stabbing victim were roommates, and the two were involved in an altercation.
When officers arrived at the scene, they encountered the suspect, reportedly a white, 30-year-old male, coming out of the apartment with a knife in hand.
The man was commanded several times to put the knife down and was tased when he refused. The suspect still didn’t drop the knife, and at some point, Woodruff said, the suspect charged an officer.
“They fired their weapons. The person was hit. He has been taken to the hospital right now,” Woodruff said.
Woodruff said she had no idea of the man’s condition, but according to patient information read by MEMS via radio, the suspect was shot four times in the upper back and in the arms.
First responders described a “sucking chest wound.”
As of 2:35 p.m., Woodruff said she didn't believe the victim inside of the apartment had been brought down for medical treatment.
It is unknown how severe or superficial the stab wound may have been.
The suspect was transported from the scene by a Baptist Health air ambulance at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Woodruff said no names will be released at this time.
Four officers will be on an emergency leave of absence for at least 48 hours, as is customary in a shooting incident, Woodruff said.